15th Bendigo Queer Film Festival

April 27 – 29 2018 marks the 15th annual Bendigo Queer Film Festival (BQFF), and after securing tri annual funding from the City of Greater Bendigo last year they have a brilliant list of films, including the French feature ‘BPM’ and the opening night film from America ‘The Feels’. The films screen at the LaTrobe Art Institute in the heart of Bendigo’s beautiful arts precinct on View Street. Another highlight of the film festival is the Queer Country Art Exhibition at Dudley House, also in the arts precinct, from April 20 – April 29.

“The BQFF committee are proud to present one of Australia’s only regional queer film festivals, now in its 15th year. There truly is something for everyone in this year’s program: short films from Australian filmmakers, the best of foreign features; gripping and fun docos; youth oriented content; serious drama; and comedy. We are proud to offer content that caters to the diversity that exists within Central Victoria. We are thrilled to present a great program of events that celebrate, educate and inform LGBTI Victorians and the wider Goldfields community. All are welcome to be a part of the fun.” – Suellen Pepperell – Convenor of the Bendigo Queer Film Festival

Key Info:
– Queer Country Art Exhibition between 20 April – 29 April at Dudley House Official opening on Friday April 20 at 6pm.
– Opening Night film is the American comedy ‘The Feels’ starting at 7pm with drinks and nibbles followed by the film screening at 8pm on Friday 27 April at LaTrobe Art Institute, and
by the opening night party at The Bridge Hotel.
– Films continue 28 – 28 April at La Trobe Art Institute
– Ro Allen (Victorian Commissioner for Sexual Identity and Gender) is the BQFF Patron for 2018 and will speak followed by a Q and A at the patron’s breakfast on 29 April at 10 am at the Banquet Room, Capital Theatre

The full program, ticket pricing and a comprehensive list + map of the venues are all available online:
www.bendigoqueerfilmfestival.com.au or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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